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Through its regular weekly seminars, colloquia, public lectures and international conferences, the Centre for Hellenic Studies is a concentrated force for the advancement of research in all aspects of Hellenic culture.

All its activities are free, open to the public and designed to be accessible to a wide audience.

Public Events Diary 2013-14

Weekly CHS seminars in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies take place at the Strand Campus as follows:


Alternate Tuesdays at 17.30
Byzantine seminar series: Byzantine scholarship in Turkey

Alternate Mondays at 17.30
Modern Greek seminar series with Greek -Turkish Encounters


Semester 2

Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 February, performance times vary
Greek Play 2014
Greenwood Theatre, London Bridge
This year's play is Aristophanes' Wasps.

Thursday 20 February, 18.00
A World Full of Talk: Religious Debate and Discussion in the Sixth Century
Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus
A lecture by Professor Dame Averil Cameron (Oxford)

Friday 21 - Saturday 22 February
Patterns of Argumentation in Late Antique and Early Islamic Interreligious Debates
River Room, Strand Campus
Part of the DEBIDEM workshop series

Monday 24 February, 17.30
'Laughter and Tears': The comic, the tragic and the tragicomic in Cretan Renaissance literature
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture with David Holton (Cambridge). Part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series. 

Friday 28 February, 10.00-18.00
New Perspectives in Late Medieval and Renaissance Cyprus
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A Graduate Workshop on History and Visual Culture, convened by Thomas Kaffenberger and Tassos Papacostas.

Tuesday 4 March, 17.30
Understanding each other: Latin and Greek theology between the 11th and the 12th century
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus

A lecture with Alessandra Bucossi (King's College London). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series.

Wednesday 5 March, 18.00
Likeness and Likelihood in Classical Greek Art
River Room, 2nd floor, King's Building, Strand Campus
The Rumble Lecture 2014 by Verity Platt (Cornell University).

Monday 10 March, 17.30
Real and imagined: philhellenic travel in the Greek war of independence
Small Committee Room (K0.31), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture with Paul Stock (LSE). Part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series.

Tuesday 18 March, 17.30
“El più bello li… ”: Recovering the lost church of Saint Francis in Heraklion
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture with Donal Cooper (Cambridge University). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series.

Monday 24 March, 17.30
Language and age identities among older Greek Cypriot women
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture with Anna Charalambidou (University of Surrey). Part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series.

Tuesday 13 May, 18.00
Why Greece matters today
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by H.E. John Kittmer, UK Ambassador to Greece.
Part of the CHS 25th Anniversary events series: "Why Greece matters today", sponsored by the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Thursday 22 May, 18.00
Power and Passion in Greek Theatre
Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by the renowned playwright and translator Frank McGuinness.
Part of the CHS 25th Anniversary events series: "Why Greece matters today", sponsored by the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Thursday 29 May, 18.00
Socrates and Athens: Why we still need to care about both today
Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Bettany Hughes, writer and broadcaster.
Part of the CHS 25th Anniversary events series: "Why Greece matters today", sponsored by the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Tuesday 10 June, 18.00
Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award & Book Launch
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
Presentation of the annual Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award, followed by the launch of When Greeks and Turks Meet, edited by Vally Lytra. Hosted by the Centre for Hellenic Studies.

Monday 16 June, 18.00
Book Launch: A Short History of the Byzantine Empire
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
Professor Judith Herrin introduces Dionysios Stathakopoulos' "A Short History of the Byzantine Empire".

Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July, 09.00-17.00
Ancient Greek Theatre in the Black Sea
Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus
A conference exploring the theatre of the Greek colonies in the Black Sea, bringing together international experts in the archeology and cultural history of the area, and including performances by acclaimed artists.

Previous events...

Semester 1 2013

Wednesday 4 September - Friday 6 September 2013

Byzantium and British Heritage: Byzantine influences on the Art & Crafts Movement
Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus
This conference opens a dialogue between specialists on the Byzantine world and on the Arts and Crafts Movement

Saturday 28 September 2013
Newton Workshop: Sharing science and knowledge in medieval Levant
 
River Room, King's Building, Strand Campus

Monday 30 September -  17.30 
Georgios Chortatsis: Patrons, Play-texts and Performance 
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
The seminar will be followed by the presentation of the Schilizzi prize and drinks reception

Tuesday 8 October -17.30 
Byzantine Studies in Turkey: current trends and future directions 
Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus 
A lecture by Prof. Nevra Necipoğlu (Boğaziçi University, secretary general of the Turkish National Committee for Byzantine Studies)
This event will be followed by the launch of a new book by Prof Judith Herrin. Joint seminar with the Greek-Turkish Encounters series

Monday 14 October - 17.30
National Poets Stammering the Nation: Foscolo, Kalvos and Solomos
Small Committee Room (K0.31), King's Building, Strand Campus                        A lecture by Konstantina Zanou (Open University of Cyprus) as part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series.

Friday 18 - Saturday 19 October 
Narratives and Identities in the Medieval Levant Amiens 
An event run in conjunction with Guillaume Saint-Guillain on medieval physicians.

Tuesday 22 October - 17.30
Space and history: A ‘longue durée’ approach to Constantinople and the provinces (11th-21st centuries)
Old Committee Room (K0.31), King's Building, Strand Campus 
A lecture by Dr Buket Bayrı (Bilgi and Yeditepe Universities). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series.

Monday 28 October - 17.30
Multi-Media 'Translations' of Cavafy 
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus; 
A lecture by Sarah Ekdawi (Oxford). Part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series.

Tuesday 12 November - 17.00
Ephesus during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods
Old Committee Room (K0.31), King’s Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Dr Yaman Dalanay(Oxford University)

Thursday 14 November -19.00
Early Christian Mosaics at Aghia Kyriaki (Central Greece): New Evidence of a flourishing Centre
Great Hall, King's Building, Strand Campus
A Greek Archaeological Committee Lecture to be given by Dr George Kakavas, Director Numismatic Museum and Deputy Director, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Monday 18 November - 17.30
The Relevance of 'Europe' to Greek Foreign Policy
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Spyros Economides (LSE). Part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series.

Wednesday 20 November - 17.30
The Invention of a Holy Site: the Lateran Church in the Middle Ages
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London
An event with  Professor Michele Bacci (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Tuesday 26 November - 17.00
An island settlement in Late Antiquity: Boğsak off the coast of Isauria (Rough Cilicia)
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Dr Günder Varınlıoğlu (Koç University). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series

Saturday 30 November
Rhetoric of Images: Logos - Icon -Logo
Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
Presented by the Onassis Foundation and the Centre of Hellenic Studies.
Part of The Athens Dialogues series.

Monday 2 December - 17.30
Simulating the State: Turkish Cypriot 'State' Foundation, 1958-1974 
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus   
An event with Dr Rebecca Bryant (LSE). A joint Modern Greek series seminar with the Greek-Turkish Encounters series.

Tuesday 10 December -17.30
Byzantium's relations with the Islamic East: trade and beyond
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Dr Koray Durak (Boğaziçi University). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series.

Thursday 19 - Friday 20 December
ATTEMT - Approaches to the Editing of Texts with a Multilingual Tradition
River Room, King's Building, Strand Campus
A two-day workshop organised within the framework of the ERC funded research project DEBIDEM (Defining Beliefs and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean).


Semester 2

Tuesday 14 January, 17.30 - CANCELLED
Revealing the networks of islands: The coastal infrastructures of Late Roman and Byzantine Skiathos
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Alkiviadis Ginalis (Oxford). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series.

Monday 20 January, 17.30
The ambivalence of anti-austerity indignation in Greece: Resistance, hegemony and complicity
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (Kent). Part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series.

Monday 27 January, 18.00
Enlightenment and Revolution: The Making of Modern Greece
Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Launch and panel discussion of the book, by Paschalis M. Kitromilides, published by Harvard University Press.

Tuesday 28 January, 17.30
The ‘Quaestiones ad Antiochum ducem’: Dealing with an abundant manuscript tradition
Small Committee Room (K0.31), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Ilse de Vos (King's College London). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series.

Monday 3 February, 17.30

The Future of the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture by Dimitris Tziovas (Birmingham). Part of the Modern Greek Seminar Series.

Tuesday 4 February, 18.30
War..Love..Politics: Does Greek drama matter now?
Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus
A debate on the relevance of Greek drama today.

Thursday 6 February, 18.00
Alexander, Asia and the Natural World
Great Hall, King's Building, Strand Campus
The 23rd Annual Runciman Lecture by Robin Lane Fox. This event will be preceded by Orthodox Vespers at 17.00 in the Chapel, King's Building, Strand Campus.

Tuesday 11 February, 17.30
Holy haulage: shipping Hagia Sophia to Palestine
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A lecture with Konstantin Klein (Oxford University/University of Bamberg). Part of the Byzantine Seminar Series.

For details of events at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE, please visit their seminars page or their events listing.

 

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